Whether in school, the workplace, or in the community, preventing harassment, intimidation, and bullying is a major concern for parents and educators of children with ASDs. Children on the autism spectrum or with social learning differences face unique challenges when it comes to recognizing and reacting to bullying. They may be unaware of what bullying is, the forms that it […]
By Karen Huber At The Y.A.L.E School, intake interviews often begin by asking students and parents why they are leaving their public school. Quite often, the answer is a sad and sometimes horrific story of bullying and social isolation in mainstream classes. There is evidence to support this: a new study in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine shows […]
This fall, the nation’s toughest anti-bullying law went into effect in New Jersey, holding schools accountable and requiring them to establish procedures to stop or prevent instances of harassment, intimidation and bullying. Long before the law was enacted, The Y.A.L.E. School worked to prevent bullying by implementing evidence-based strategies.
In October, students and staff at the Y.A.L.E. School’s Cherry Hill campus celebrated the “Week of Respect” being observed across New Jersey. Students started their day with a health and wellness exercise related to physical health, emotional well-being, socialization, or school readiness. Maintaining healthy mind and body habits helps students to better cope with peer conflicts.
Last winter, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed the nation’s toughest anti-bullying bill for schools and colleges. The new law, which expands and updates an anti-bullying law issued in 2001, aims to reduce bullying in all of its forms: physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, and electronic. Research has shown that students are more able to learn and benefit from instruction even […]